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A sad pond story with a happy ending for some ducks!

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This is what our pond looks like now.  I was so upset about this I couldn’t  even photograph it! Finally…….now that the ending is written……I could. This was two
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Indigo Seas

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“Joie de Vivre!” Pretty much describes the owner and spirit behind Indigo Seas:   founder and owner of the shop:  Lynn von Kersting. Lynn is the personification of the
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Marcel Vertes

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Some people have requested that I republish a few of my blog posts! I decided to start with this one!! I hope you enjoy! In 1961, my very talented
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Happy Birthday!

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How fun!!! My daughter gave me a birthday party for 30 guests!  Two of my grandchildren Penelope (Poppy), and Eva are here! Poppy is taller than I am!  Eva
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The Coincidence of the " artist of the screens"! Or is it? I find it completely uncanny!!! Chinoiserie alert!

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For my subscribers;  it will perhaps no surprise that I LOVE “whimsy, fun, fantasy and Chinoiserie (which combines them all)! Here is the story of the “Screens”!  As I
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Surprise!! Surprise!! Chinoiserie Paintings & Prints by Harrison Howard

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I am running this post again! I just bought another of his beautiful “giclees” for my granddaughter Poppy’s birthday! I thought many of you hadn’t subscribed to my blog
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Another update on the "Monterey Colonial"! Interiors and exteriors!

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    This story has been a long and winding road! Anyone following my “blog” knows!! Rather than publishing the three former installments;  if you haven’t seen them, you
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Monterey Colonial!! "Progress!" "More Progress coming next" This is the "Interior progress" midway! UPDATE!!!

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  Well;  again, instead of just launching into the ” update” on our “Montecito Monterey Colonial”;  because of my new subscribers, I am repeating the “during” published in January!
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Monterey Colonial "During"!! again before the "present" to be posted in the next few days!!! Exterior!

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Hi there again! I am going to post the “present pictures” of our Monterey Colonial;  however, it has been so long since I have posted; and I have many
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What was James Wearing in Santa Barbara?

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One of my very favorite bloggers is the elegant , handsome, and charming James Andrew of the very popular blog,  “What is James Wearing?”!! He and his delightful partner
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